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February 21, 2015

Local Author Event

Filed under: Authors, Upcoming events — Wordwrights @ 9:40 am

A really fun event!

Sherrie's Scriptorium

You never know how much talent there is in your own back yard. I discovered this last Saturday when Erin McCole Cupp and I invited local authors to come and spend the afternoon at the Atglen Public Library.

We ended up with a dozen authors coming. Many authors had more than one book available. Some of them are also performing storytellers, historians, educators, scientists, lawyers, journalists and more. Many are available for school visits and offer workshops.

I was both nervous and excited about the day. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t great and I was afraid that would keep people from coming. I was afraid it would be quiet and sad that the weather kept people away. Instead I was pleasantly surprised to see that the day was upbeat and fun!

The authors arrived mostly one at a time which was great because then Erin and I could meet them and…

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August 12, 2014

REFDESK.COM, AN AWESOME WEBSITE FOR WRITERS AND NEWS JUNKIES

Filed under: Uncategorized — Wordwrights @ 7:30 pm

This is a great site. This is reblogged from Walt’s blog. Check it out!

Walttriznastories's Blog

,’Refdesk,com is a website I check on a daily basis.  It overflows with connection to other sites of varying interests and links to newspapers to name of few of the rewards it offers.

Here’s the link.

http://www.refdesk.com/

As a science fiction writer and also a reading addict, I thought I’d share three sites I always check.

The first is ‘Today In Literature’ which serves to provide a wealth of literary background.

http://www.todayinliterature.com/

The same can be said for ‘Writer’s Almanac’ hosted by Garrison Keillor.

http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/

Finally, there’s ‘Science Daily’ chock-full of articles on up-to-the-minute scientific findings.  I use this site as a source of ideas for stories. If the lead story in Top Science News generate a story idea for someone I’ll eat all my Arthur C. Clarke novels.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/

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March 3, 2014

ELMO’S SOJOUN

Filed under: Group News, Publication, Walt's Latest Publication — Tags: , , , — walttriznastories @ 3:30 pm

Here is a link from my publisher, Melange Books.

You’ll learn about my background and have a chance to win a free eBook.

http://www.melange-books.com/blog/

February 14, 2014

ERIN McCOLE CUPP BOOK SIGNING AT BARNES & NOBLE

Filed under: Authors, Upcoming events — Wordwrights @ 7:07 pm

Come and meet Erin!

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For all my local readers.

Erin McCole Cupp will discuss and sign her book, Don’t You Forget About Me, at the next meeting of my writers group, The Wordwights.

We will meet at the Barnes & Noble on Main Street in Exton, PA on February 20th at 7:00PM.

All local writers and readers are invited.  I hope to see you then.

Here is a link that offers more information about the author.

http://www.fullquiverpublishing.com/index_19.html

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January 9, 2014

Writing Group Seeks New Members

Filed under: Uncategorized — Wordwrights @ 6:44 pm

We are starting a new year and so I thought I would reblog this post in case anyone is interested. Please email me if you are.

Wordwrights' Blog

The Wordwrights Writing group meets in Exton, Pennsylvania on the third Thursday of the month. We are looking for new members. Our group is a mix of fiction and non-fiction writers. We also have a variety of genres, ages and styles.

We are a laid back, friendly group who critiques each others’ writing, talks about anything writing-related, supports our goals to be published and to be better writers.

If you are interested in more information, meeting us and possibly joining our group, contact us at realwordwrights@gmail.com. Please put Wordwrights in the subject line or it will be considered spam.

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November 24, 2013

Honoring Nancy Schmitt

Filed under: Group News — Wordwrights @ 5:31 pm

It is with great sadness that I announce that one of our own, Nancy Schmitt, passed away early Thursday morning.

She was an excellent writer, historian and poet. The group benefited from her knowledge and advice. She was always kind and helpful.

Please read her bio page to learn more about the many contributions she made with her writing.

Nancy had been a member of the Wordwrights for almost ten years. She was a constant and core member of the group. She was a friend to all of the Wordwrights. She will be greatly missed.

 

October 23, 2013

Writing Group Seeks New Members

Filed under: Group News — Tags: , , — Wordwrights @ 8:50 pm

The Wordwrights Writing group meets in Exton, Pennsylvania on the third Thursday of the month. We are looking for new members. Our group is a mix of fiction and non-fiction writers. We also have a variety of genres, ages and styles.

We are a laid back, friendly group who critiques each others’ writing, talks about anything writing-related, supports our goals to be published and to be better writers.

If you are interested in more information, meeting us and possibly joining our group, contact us at realwordwrights@gmail.com. Please put Wordwrights in the subject line or it will be considered spam.

October 8, 2013

Daily Rituals How Artists Work

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Sherrie's Scriptorium

I’m reading a book called Daily Rituals by Mason Curreywho also has a blog called Daily Routines. I’m about half way through the book and am enjoying it. I’m sure you could read it all at once, but I’m enjoying it a bit at a time; kind of savoring it. Currey_jkt-front-500px

I know creative people tend to be quirky and I accept that. I accept that I have a few quirks here and there. (Those who know me are saying ‘A few!’) But some of the people Currey has written about are very eccentric! I think my favorite so far is Patricia Highsmith and her love of snails. Not to eat. To breed!

One of the things I keep seeing repeated is how focused many of these creative people are. Many of them focus on their art to the exclusion of everything else in their lives. And I’m amazed…

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July 19, 2013

Word Challenge

Filed under: Group News, Writing, Writing Challenge — Tags: , , — Wordwrights @ 1:33 pm

Since we didn’t have any submissions for next month, there is a homework assignment. Each person who attended last night had to pick a word. The assignment is to use all five words. It can be a sentence, poem, essay, or short story. Preferably short enough to share next month but if your muse is long-winded, then go for it! Here are the five words:

corpuscle

quixotic

hound

kerfuffle

        cloud

If you are reading this blog and want to try this, post your submission in the comments below.

Good luck! Happy writing!

March 15, 2013

Wordwrights Blog is 4!

Filed under: Group News, Readers and Writers Forum — Tags: , , — Wordwrights @ 6:47 pm

This blog has been up for four years now!

The idea was to have a common place to post news about our group and our writing. We’ve also included links to many of our favorite writing places which include other blogs, writing websites, places we’ve been published, authors we’ve met etc.

Our hope was to have this be a place to gather information to help each other and other writers. I think we’ve managed to meet most of our goals.

Congratulations Wordwrights!

If you are visiting, please look around. There are a lot of useful links here. And thanks for visiting.

 

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